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Meadowlark Motel is one of three motels on Skaha Lake Road that BC Housing has purchased for low income affordable housing in Penticton. (Google Maps)

BC Housing converting four Penticton motels into low-income housing

Once redeveloped, there will be 103 affordable homes for people with low incomes

Meadowlark Motel is one of three motels on Skaha Lake Road that BC Housing has purchased for low income affordable housing in Penticton. (Google Maps)
LeAnne Jakubeit was a mother, a mentor, a supporter of the arts, youth and her community

Women In Business: A tribute to Penticton’s grooviest businesswoman

LeAnne Jakubeit of Grooveyard Records, was a mentor, a mother and music lover

LeAnne Jakubeit was a mother, a mentor, a supporter of the arts, youth and her community
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Woman ‘screaming for her life’ after being pulled into a vehicle in Oliver

Police caught up with the vehicle near Penticton and charged the man with assault and drunk driving

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Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)

South Okanagan restaurants celebrate back to indoor dining, scramble to re-hire

Tuesday’s announcement that indoor dining could resume was needed good news, say owners

Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)
The area of Gordon Road between Lexington Drive and Cook Road is closed following a fatal vehicle collision on May 26. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Kelowna high school students killed in single-vehicle crash

The three occupants who died in the car crash were Grade 12 students at Kelowna Secondary School

The area of Gordon Road between Lexington Drive and Cook Road is closed following a fatal vehicle collision on May 26. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Martin Street care centre will focus on substance use and urgent care. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Interior Health announces expanded addictions services in Penticton

IH pulls funding from Pathways May 31 to bring substance use services in-house

The Martin Street care centre will focus on substance use and urgent care. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Artist Siya Ghaffari takes a break with friend and fellow painter Renee Matheson before going back to paint the seascape mural that now covers the wall on the back of Slackwater Brewing. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Music and a mural made for magical connections outside Penticton brewery

Artist Siya Ghaffari used creativity, friends and jazz to paint a giant mural in just a few days

Artist Siya Ghaffari takes a break with friend and fellow painter Renee Matheson before going back to paint the seascape mural that now covers the wall on the back of Slackwater Brewing. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Enzo, the cat, has been found and safe at home after two months on the lam. (Facebook)

Penticton cat missing for 2 months found safe and sound

Enzo, an indoor cat, got out and had a large adventure around town

Enzo, the cat, has been found and safe at home after two months on the lam. (Facebook)
BC's pioneer of the wine industry Harry McWatters.

Raising a glass to an Okanagan wine legend

Harry McWatters, founder of Sumac Ridge, VQA and more would have been 76 today

BC's pioneer of the wine industry Harry McWatters.
This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm, of Saanich, B.C. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Take a sculpture walk along Penticton’s lakeshore

Seven new art pieces installed just in time for the long weekend

This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm, of Saanich, B.C. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Phantom Creek Estates (Facebook)

Oliver winery temporary closes for COVID-19 case

Phantom Creek Estates will do a full sanitization to ensure everyone’s safety

Phantom Creek Estates (Facebook)
Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Mini murals art project fill Penticton brewery walls

Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing partnered to support local artists

Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Val Day snapped this photo of a rattlesnake curled up beside the outhouse toilet at Skaha Bluffs on May 15. (Facebook)

Rattlesnake curls up beside outhouse toilet at popular Penticton climbing spot

Rattlesnakes have been spotted throughout Skaha Bluffs since the warm weather

Val Day snapped this photo of a rattlesnake curled up beside the outhouse toilet at Skaha Bluffs on May 15. (Facebook)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Minister Eby receives warning over ‘dangerous precedent’ in Penticton shelter dispute

UBCM president says Eby’s decision to use paramountcy powers undermines local government autonomy

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
The outbreak of one staff and one resident is declared over at Orchard Haven long term care home in Keremeos.

Outbreak declared over at Keremeos care home

The outbreak was contained to one resident and one staff member

The outbreak of one staff and one resident is declared over at Orchard Haven long term care home in Keremeos.
The Wienery owners Tahanee Adams and Campbell Kearns are parking their food truck to open up a restaurant with three patios at the Barefoot Resort in Skaha. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Gourmet hot dogs by the beach can now be had in Penticton

The Wienery, known for their food truck, opens at Barefoot Resort at Skaha Lake

The Wienery owners Tahanee Adams and Campbell Kearns are parking their food truck to open up a restaurant with three patios at the Barefoot Resort in Skaha. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Ginger is being called a hero after the dog’s remains were found in the Osoyoos house fire. Ginger saved the home owner and went back to save the cat. (Submitted)

Firefighters confirm ‘hero’ dog Ginger died in Osoyoos house fire

Ginger saved the homeowner’s life and is thought to have gone back in to save the cat

Ginger is being called a hero after the dog’s remains were found in the Osoyoos house fire. Ginger saved the home owner and went back to save the cat. (Submitted)
A rendering of the proposed apartments that were turned down by council at 435 Green Avenue West, the Kampe estate. (Broadstreet Properties)

Penticton city candidates share views on building industry

Eight of 10 candidates attended the CHBA South Okanagan forum Tuesday

A rendering of the proposed apartments that were turned down by council at 435 Green Avenue West, the Kampe estate. (Broadstreet Properties)
WorkSafe BC is out in the Interior making sure wineries, cideries and breweries are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. (File photo)

WorkSafe visiting Interior wineries, cideries and breweries ahead of tourist tasting season

40 field inspections and 35 consultations are expected over next few weeks

WorkSafe BC is out in the Interior making sure wineries, cideries and breweries are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. (File photo)
Police attend house party, then hear shots fired outside the Oliver detachment, with a truck fleeing and set on fire, followed by a pharmacy set on fire early Saturday morning. (File photo)

Shots fired at police, multiple arsons in same night ‘very concerning’ for Oliver RCMP

Police were called to shots fired at a house party, followed by a vehicle and pharmacy set on fire

Police attend house party, then hear shots fired outside the Oliver detachment, with a truck fleeing and set on fire, followed by a pharmacy set on fire early Saturday morning. (File photo)